Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city, with 1.6 million inhabitants. 21% of the city’s traffic is vans or trucks. The 6.6% of vehicle stock which are goods vehicles constitute 15% of the city traffic, impacting significantly on traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
The objective of the pilot is the identification of an alternative operation of the city logistics system, in order to reduce the externalities of traffic and improve efficiency and service levels.
To achieve these goals the City aims to create macro-blocks and identify how these are organised for their logistics needs, while validating this relationship and combining it with innovative logistics solutions to control and improve performance. The pilot is implemented by the Municipality of Barcelona and the Centre for Innovation in Transport, with the involvement of several local stakeholders.